“I don’t have anything to hide,” Mathews told the Journal on May 15. “I screwed up, and I sent one email from the wrong account. As soon as I saw it, I let everybody know. It wasn’t on purpose.”
Well, now…as it turns out from the open records request we received, that’s not exactly a true statement, is it, Mr. Mayor? In fact, it was more than one email and it certainly appears to have been intentional. We are posting the complaint along with the backup documentation that was submitted. All of this we obtained by open records request.
What will happen now? That’s completely up to the Kennesaw Ethics Committee. The committee is made up of 5 members appointed by the Mayor & Council. The details of the Ethics Committee can be found online here: Municode Online. (Type “Board of Ethics” in the search box.) The bottom line is this: “Any member of the governing authority who knowingly violates any provision of the code of ethics provided for in this section shall be subject to public reprimand or censure by the governing authority of the city.”
We will let you read the Code of Ethics for yourselves, along with the complaint we have provided below. Let us know what you think on whether there is a violation.
(File is 25 pages…wait may take a bit longer than usual).
The committee has 60 days to hear the complaint so they should be meeting soon. It is a public meeting so anyone can attend…if the doors aren’t locked, that is.
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